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Bollywood Kitchen at the Geffen

Dinner and a show–with a difference! This month the Geffen Playhouse is presenting an interactive production. Join with filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao as he invites us to prepare a homemade Indian meal along with him, drawing on the recipes that were staples at his family’s table.

The set-up is that we participate by cooking these delicious dishes in our very own kitchens, while Sri interweaves the story of his parents immigrating to America, the joy and nourishment that Bollywood musicals brought to his whole family, and the culinary traditions they shared.

Mouthwatering flavors come together with the colorful exuberance of Bollywood films to create a festive and fun virtual experience about rediscovering the comforts of home.

The show is inspired by Rao’s cookbook of the same name, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Choose your level of participation: Chef’s TableBollywood Foodie, or Just Here for the Party. Depending on your participation level, a special box will be delivered to your doorstep in advance of your performance including ingredients you will need to prepare your dinner at home. Enjoy an authentic Indian meal and a one-of-a-kind show mixing food, stories, and Bollywood movies, hosted by Sri Rao. Stay around for the Bollywood After-Party, hosted by a well-known South Asian DJ after select performances.

Note: BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN offers multiple tiers of ticketing options that allow the audience to choose their own unique level of participation. Everyone will receive detailed instructions for their level of participation when they purchase their tickets. 

Additional details can be found here.

THE MENU

To Start
Bollywood Popcorn

House Cocktail
Mumbai Mule

Entree
Sri’s Signature Chicken Curry
Vegan Substitution: Chana Masala

Accompaniments
Raita / Rice / Naan

Dessert
Chocolate Chai Affogato

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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